Splash Pads, Two City Pools Now Open in Broken Arrow

The first hot days of summer brought with them welcome news for water-loving Broken Arrowans and local business owners anxious to once again see and serve their customers.
Following Gov. Kevin Stint’s Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) plan, the city entered Phase Three. Much to the delight of sun baked citizens, that means neighborhood park splash pads, the Rose District interactive water feature, the Neinhuis Aquatic Facility, and the Family Aquatic Center are up and running.
Also open are the Rose District Farmers Market, Central Park Community Center and Neinhuis Park Community Center.  All remaining outdoor park amenities such as basketball courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, pavilions, and shelters are ready for use.
The Ray Harral Nature Center is once again welcoming guests and the Court Clerk window at the Justice Center, Operations Building lobby window, and Park Grove Cemetery service committal area are in full operation.
Municipal Court has resumed but with new guidelines visitors must follow, including social distancing and face coverings. The city has also resumed normal billing and its collections for utility services.
All remaining public meetings for the city have transitioned to in-person gatherings as part of Phase 3.
Officials note the city will continue to endorse the governor’s Safer at Home order for vulnerable populations. While voluntary, this plan includes following guidelines for safety such as social distancing and good hygiene practices. The state has OK’d limited visitation to hospitals at the discretion of the facility as well as nursing homes and long-term care facilities with safety regulations.